Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Visitors make their fruit own juice as apple day returns

GIANT pumpkins and scarecrows were among the attractions at Wargrave apple day and produce show.

GIANT pumpkins and scarecrows were among the attractions at Wargrave apple day and produce show.

More than 300 people attended Sunday’s event, which takes place every other year, at Kings Field, off East View Road, and is organised by the Wargrave Gardeners Society, Woodclyffe Allotment Society and the community orchard group along with Wargrave Parish Council.

There were craft stalls, a best scarecrow competition, apple-themed games such as “pin the maggot on the apple” and apple bobbing and quizzes for adults and children.

Visitors could use an apple press to crush their own fruit to create juice and staff from Waitrose gave a talk about apples and handed out samples

John Dowling won the “people’s choice” award at the produce show with a giant pumpkin and many of the entries were auctioned off at the end of the day.



Organiser David Mattock said: “We raised £480, although the main aim isn’t to raise money but to make sure everybody in the community knows about our orchard, which is maintained by volunteers.”

The marquees were paid for by businesses including the Haweli restaurant in Wargrave high street and the G Plan furniture store.



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